Super Bowl odds 2015: Seahawks favorite to take home title
Seattle is the defending champion and top the Super Bowl 49 odds menu heading into the playoffs.
Russell Wilson and the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks are the top seed in the NFC heading into the playoffs, and sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have them listed as the betting favorites on the updated Super Bowl XLIX odds.
Seattle cruised to a 20-6 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 17 to earn the top seed in the NFC for the playoffs at 12-4 SU thanks to tiebreakers that gave them the edge over the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys — the other two NFC teams with a dozen victories. That has the Seahawks set as the 11/5 favorites at the sportsbooks heading into a first-round bye.
The three other teams that earned first-round byes then follow behind the Seahawks on the Super Bowl XLIX odds heading into the postseason, with the New England Patriots at 3/1, and both the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers at 5/1. New England is the No. 1 seed in the AFC, with Denver the No. 2 seed.
Both of those teams went 12-4 SU on the year. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind the Seahawks.
The Dallas Cowboys are then at 12/1 on the odds to win the Super Bowl at the sportsbooks as the No. 3 seed in the NFC, and they’ll play host to the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium in their Wild Card weekend matchup at 4:40 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon.
The Lions, who fell to the Packers 30-20 in Week 17 to lose the NFC North division title, are back at 40/1 on the updated Super Bowl betting lines.
The Pittsburgh Steelers locked down the AFC North division title and the conference’s No. 3 seed with their 27-17 Sunday Night Football victory in Week 17, and Ben Roethlisberger and company sit at 20/1 on the Super Bowl odds heading into their home Wild Card weekend matchup against the Baltimore Ravens at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday night.
The Ravens finally clinched their playoff berth in Week 17, and they’re at 40/1 on those NFL futures.
The Indianapolis Colts are the No. 4 seed in the AFC and they’re at 35/1 on the Super Bowl odds with a home Wild Card weekend matchup against the 40/1 Cincinnati Bengals on tap for 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon.
The Carolina Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals in the opening Wild Card matchup at 4:20 p.m. ET Saturday afternoon, with both of those teams longshots on Super Bowl odds — Carolina is at 40/1, and Arizona is at 60/1.